Gregorian calendar

Gregorian calendar
Calendar Cal"en*dar, n. [OE. kalender, calender, fr. L. kalendarium an interest or account book (cf. F. calendrier, OF. calendier) fr. L. calendue, kalendae, calends. See {Calends}.] 1. An orderly arrangement of the division of time, adapted to the purposes of civil life, as years, months, weeks, and days; also, a register of the year with its divisions; an almanac. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) A tabular statement of the dates of feasts, offices, saints' days, etc., esp. of those which are liable to change yearly according to the varying date of Easter. [1913 Webster]

3. An orderly list or enumeration of persons, things, or events; a schedule; as, a calendar of state papers; a calendar of bills presented in a legislative assembly; a calendar of causes arranged for trial in court; a calendar of a college or an academy. [1913 Webster]

Note: Shepherds of people had need know the calendars of tempests of state. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Calendar clock}, one that shows the days of the week and month.

{Calendar month}. See under {Month}.

{French Republican calendar}. See under {Vend['e]miaire}.

{Gregorian calendar}, {Julian calendar}, {Perpetual calendar}. See under {Gregorian}, {Julian}, and {Perpetual}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Gregorian calendar — n. a corrected form of the Julian calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 and now used in most countries of the world: it provides for an ordinary year of 365 days and a leap year of 366 days every fourth, even year, exclusive of the… …   English World dictionary

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  • Gregorian calendar — the reformed Julian calendar now in use, according to which the ordinary year consists of 365 days, and a leap year of 366 days occurs in every year whose number is exactly divisible by 4 except centenary years whose numbers are not exactly… …   Universalium

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  • Gregorian calendar — noun Date: circa 1771 a calendar in general use introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII as a revision of the Julian calendar, adopted in Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752, marked by the suppression of 10 days or after 1700 11 days,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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